Trends in Organized Crime

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 433–449 | Cite as

Tackling local organised crime groups: lessons from research in two UK cities

  • Ruth Crocker
  • Sarah Webb
  • Michael Skidmore
  • Sarah Garner
  • Martin GillEmail author
  • John Graham


This study examines the nature and community-level impact of organised crime groups known to the police in three deprived, high-crime neighbourhoods in which a wide range of organised crime was evident. By doing so, we were able to identify how the groups in these areas were structured, who was involved and how they operated. A number of key group features emerged. We describe these features to provide insight into the workings of locally based organised crime groups and discuss the implications for how local practitioners tackle these offenders, disrupt their operation and protect local communities from the corrosive impact of organised crime.


Organized crime groups Local profiles Organized offenders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Crocker
    • 1
  • Sarah Webb
    • 1
  • Michael Skidmore
    • 2
  • Sarah Garner
    • 2
  • Martin Gill
    • 1
    Email author
  • John Graham
    • 2
  1. 1.Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International (PRCI) LtdKentUK
  2. 2.The Police FoundationLondonUK

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